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Snow Sculptors Get Creative At Contest On High Line

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A Statue of Liberty model created for a Snow Contest on the High Line. (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A lot of people may be grumbling about all the snow that fell during the blizzard this weekend, but some folks on the High Line were having some fun with it.

As WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported, it was a chance to transform the piles of snow on the High Line – the linear park that runs on old freight line tracks above Manhattan’s West Side – into temporary pieces of art. The participants showcased plenty of creativity.

“We’ve got the Statute of Liberty here,” said Rosanne Margia of Greenwich Village.

And Margia didn’t miss any details.

“This is a cranberry for the flames,” she said.

Margia sculpted the model of Lady Liberty with a little help from her friend Anne Clier.

“Actually, the snow wasn’t operating, because yesterday, it packed a lot better,” Clier said. “It was a little too fluffy today.”

A replica Titanic and a giant bunny took top prizes from the friends of the High Line judges. but Margia said it is all about having some fun in all this snow.

“You’ve just got to make the best of it,” she said. “That’s what you’ve got to do.”

A total of 11.4 inches of snow fell at Central Park during the blizzard late Friday and early Saturday. The highest New York City total was at one spot in the Bronx, where 15 inches fell.

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